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The Folly of Scientism

Scientists continue to overreach in their estimation of themselves:

Is scientism defensible? Is it really true that natural science provides a satisfying and reasonably complete account of everything we see, experience, and seek to understand — of every phenomenon in the universe? And is it true that science is more capable, even singularly capable, of answering the questions that once were addressed by philosophy? This subject is too large to tackle all at once. But by looking briefly at the modern understandings of science and philosophy on which scientism rests, and examining a few case studies of the attempt to supplant philosophy entirely with science, we might get a sense of how the reach of scientism exceeds its grasp.

Scientism is a materialist philosophy that has led us down the garden path before.  And it’s made all the worse when science ends up corrupted by politics.

Posted in Culture, SciTech.